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the life of dr martin luther king on the holiday which honors his life. coming up. the local events in the bay area. and how he was remembered during the presidential inauguration today. >> coming up, the sacramento kings and if there you martin luther king remembered in the warriors game for over 60,000 california foster children, nights can feel long and lonely. i miss my sister. i miss my old school. i miss my room. i don't want special treatment. i just wanna feel normal. to help, sleep train is collecting pajamas for foster children, big and small. bring your gift to any sleep train, and help make a foster child's night a little cozier. not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child. >> pam: the controversy surrounding a notre dame football star and a girlfriend who never existed. has put online spotlight. karin caifa has tips to help you avoid getting snared by those sweetheart scams. >> maybe if you've heard about this catfishing however, social media has made this a little more common. it is more like phishing... the better business bureau sign that
, the inauguration also comes on the federal holiday in honor of dr. martin luther king, jr., who delivered his "i have a dream" speech 50 years ago, not far from here at the lincoln memorial. later in our special coverage, we will air excerpts of some of dr. king's less often played speeches, including "beyond vietnam." why he opposed the war in vietnam. but first, we turn to some of the voices of hope and resistance from sunday night's piece ball. not affiliated with any political party, the celebration at the mead center for american theater paid tribute to the continuing struggle for peace and justice here in the united states and throughout the world. we begin with naacp president benjamin jealoin. >> this is the place to be tonight. the challenge for our country was never to see the day when a person of color would be president, know the challenge for our country was to ensure that it would be safe for it to happen again and again. we knew it could be condoleezza rice. it could be colin powell. but we got barack obama. we got a man who was a product of a progressive movement. as we stand her
and legacy of dr. martin luther king jr., i am pleased to be joined by dr. clayborne carson, the director of the mlk research and education institute at stanford. he joins us tonight from colorado. always good to have you back on this program. >> great to be with you. tavis: at the king day to you. what do you make of the fact that, on this day, we do not just celebrate the legacy and life of dr. king, but the first african-american president inaugurated for the second time? >> there is so much to celebrate on this day and so much to remember about the part of king's dream that has not been fulfilled. particularly the issue of poverty. there are so many things that make us thankful that the civil- rights reforms were achieved. i think it is important, particularly on this day, to remember that, if king were around, he would be pushing us to deal with that have -- that pestering issue of poverty. tavis: why is it that you think that, with all the evidence supporting the notion that pozner -- the poverty is threatening our democracy, it is a matter of national security, one out of two ameri
of dr. martin luther king, jr. president obama announceed a weekend of the national day of service on saturday. it is an event encouraging everyone to take time out to volunteer in honor of dr. king's message of positive action. president obama and first lady michelle obama visited burrville elementary school. they helped fix up a bookshelf and talked with more than 500 volunteers at the school. >> the national day of service got some boost from some other star power. john henrehan has that part of the story. e story. >> yolanda adams made her pitch with a song. chelsea clinton personally viesated booth to help the youngsters there write letters to sick children. -- visited a booth. >> make the difference in one child's life. mentor a student, don't ate a book to a library, donate supplies to a neighborhood school, help paint a classroom or clean up a playground. >> reporter: thousands of people in town for the inauguration and many locals packed into a huge tent on the national mall where nearly 100 service organizations tried to entice visitors into making a commitment to volunte
>>> up next on a second look, celebrating the life of dr. martin luther king and remembering the dark days of 1968 when americans saw not one but two great hopes for the nation assassinated. >>> also a white man raised in the segregated south with a lifetime dedicated to racial equality. >>> one small act of defiance led to one great movement for dignity. how the nation remembered rosa parks as she was laid to rest. >>> plus a look at great speeches that made an impact on history. >>> tomorrow is the day we celebrate the life of martin luther king jr. an event that shook the nation to its foundation and brought civil rights to the forefront of that year's presidential campaign. a gunman would assassinate reverent king then two months later, robert f. kennedy was shot and killed on the night he won the california primary. george watson brought us this report back in 1988. 20 years after the king assassination. >> like anybody i would like to live a long life, longevity has its place. but i'm not concerned about that now. i just want to do god's will. and he's allowed me to go
there was three of us. now sometimes children you don't think of dr. martin luther king jr. as a child but he was really a child and grew up just like you, and so that's why i wanted to write this book. the book is entitled" my brother martin." it has lots of illustrations in it. i hope that you will have a chance to get to see the book more closely. ok. so this is part of it. a sister remembers. the sister, of course, is me. ok. the book starts out -- i will arche some words that martine some more of the martin said and the march i have a dream that one day little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with the little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers. i have a dream today. that's what he said in washington, d.c. at the lincoln memorial. ok. the book starts out and it has a picture of me. now when i wrote this book, i envisioned that i would be reading to children just like you, and the reason i thought of that is because my grandmother and my aunt lived in the home with us and many times they would baby-sit for my mother and father and they would sit and read
debate. lar larry correia, thank you. >> it's been years since dr. martin luther king gave the "i have a dream" speech. and his niece, alvita king reflects on her uncle's legacy here in . >> mike: and five decades ago, segregation was very much alive in parts of america, a time when a black man couldn't buy a bus ticket at the same window that a white man bought his and couldn't wait for the the bus in the same room as whites and it's important to remember as we do this weekend, the man who led the charge in segregation. >> dr. martin luther king, jr. was a baptist minister from atlanta, georgia. he fought to overturn the jim crowe laws not with violence, but peace. >> we seek nonviolence and passive resistance and still determined to use the weapon of love. >> mike: that was in alabama, where dr. king was leading the montgomery bus boycott to end the days where blacks had to give up their seats for whites, the boycott lasted more than a year until a court put an end to segregation on buses. through the leadership conference dr. king worked with other civil rights lead towers bring the
the charge in segregation. >> dr. martin luther king, jr. was a baptist minister from atlanta, georgia. he fought to overturn the jim crowe laws not with violence, but peace. >> we seek nonviolence and passive resistance and still determined to use the weapon of love. >> mike: that was in alabama, where dr. king was leading the montgomery bus boycott to end the days where blacks had to give up their seats for whites, the boycott lasted more than a year until a court put an end to segregation on buses. through the leadership conference dr. king worked with other civil rights lead towers bring the movement for equality not just for the south, but throughout the nation. >> i still have a dream. >> yes. >> it is deeply rooted in the american dream. >> mike: in 1963, dr. king brought the march to washington and announced his dream for all to hear. >> i have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of this creed. the children who will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. i have
into office for a second time on martin luther king someday. the president took the oath with our hand on dr. king's bible. a congressional source tells nbc news the king family asked the president and chief justice roberts to sign the king family bible. after lunch, the president stopped in the capitol rotunda to look at the mlk bust. there's a reason this photo shopped picture is making the rounds today. that's coming up. stay with us. twins. i didn't see them coming. i have obligations. cute obligations, but obligations. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. [ bop ] [ bop ] [ bop ] you can do that all you want, i don't like v8 juice. [ male announcer ] how about v8 v-fusion. a full
larry correia, thank you. >> it's been years since dr. martin luther king gave the "i have a dream" speech. and his niece, alvita king reflects on her uncle's legacy here in this landmark year when we return. ♪ [ male announcer ] don't just reject convention. drown it out. introducing e all-new 2013 lexus ls f sport. an entirely new pursuit. [ ship horn blows ] no, no, no! stop! humans. one day we're coming up with the theory of relativity, the next... not so much. but that's okay -- you're covered with great ideas like optional better car replacement from liberty mutual insurance. total your car and we give you the money to buy one a model year newer. learn about it at libertymutual.com. liberty mutual insurance. responsibility. what's your policy? aww man. [ male announcer ] returns are easy with free pickup from the u.s. postal service. we'll even drop off boxes if you need them. visit usps.com pay, print, and have it picked up for free. any time of year. ♪ nice sweater. thank you. ♪ but for most of us it represents something more. it's the time of year that we have all wa
long people came here to honor the legacy of dr. martin luther king, jr. >> reporter: hundreds of people boarded cal train for the freedom train from san jose to san francisco. it commemorates the alabama civil civil rights march. >> this is for all americans. to get out and enjoy this day and to celebrate and remember the struggles that we all have been through. [ singing ] >> reporter: hundreds of people join said them for a mile and a half march to the gardens. >> celebrating dr. king and celebrating community. that is important. >> reporter: more than a thousand people attended prayer services services and presentations on the life of dr. king. she knew and marched with dr. king. >> very, very nice. he was a wonderful person. wonderful person. non-violent. turning of the cheek. >> reporter: she was one of many african americans turned away that voting both. joining a dangerous protest march. she marched with dr. king on the civil rights march. >> very, very scary and a memorable experience that just doesn't go away. >> reporter: many people said a lot changed but more needs
the life of dr martin luther king. the local events in the bay area. and how he was recognized during today's inaugural parade. cheering on the 49ers as they get ready to head to the super bowl. how much it will cost you to make the trip.. and later, an iconic video game company filing for bankruptcy. how atari hopes to remake itself to keep up with changing technology. we continue to monitor this breaking news of officer involved in shooting. this is from abc's seven all our helicopter partnership showing you live aerial shots we will keep you updated and be back. >> pam: this is our live picture from oakland we continue to monitor breaking news. this officer involved shooting and we have confirmation that a police officer has been shot in the arm. the injury is a non a life-threatening. police are swarming this area. it is happening in the 1700's blocked of seminary... >> pam: today, americans across the bay and the nation honoring civil rights leader, drf. martin luther king junior. he played a significant role in advancing african - american and human rights through non- violence and ci
on two bibles, president lincoln's and dr. martin luther king's, and this time, it was the president who seemed to swallow a word. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> reporter: and then, the president's address, just shy of 19 minutes, with a theme of moving forward together. >> my fellow americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it, so long as we seize it together. together. together. together. >> reporter: the first president ever to include gays in his inaugural, while talking about the struggle for civil rights. >> for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. >> reporter: the president insisting we address climate change, and on immigration, arguing we should welcome striving immigrants. >> until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in our work force, rather than expelled from our country. >> reporter: were there powerful performances, kelly clarkson's stirring rendition of "my country tis of thee." ♪ to thee we sing >> reporter: beyonce retu
. okay, but you met dr. martin luther king, jr. it was kind of an unexpected meeting because the first job was at a radio station. you were doing the traffic and -- . >> yes, i was working the black operated programs. he was a friend of our national salesmen, when wasn't there to do an event. he was there to it is and relax and find a moment to be quiet and i was the traffic manager. i kept the commercials going and i always worked late so i was there at night. he would come occasionally to visit his frienders frank clark and i would almost always be there and the single day was when frank walked in with dr. king and he said you nomar tin, don't new i said no, i don't nomar tin. of course there were many occasions where i covered him on actual events. >> >> and you said you were on the phone with bill, your husband, right? >> yes. >> you said bill, you will never guess who is here! >> yes. [ laughing ] >> martin luther king talked about a dream. >> he did. >> you have never in my wildest dream in the book. and there are people now who have dream to do things. maybe their dreams ha
and will use one of dr. martin luther king's bibles during the ceremony toda oh, really? >> the family was just thrilled he was gonna be doing this. so on this day that we honor martin luther king. >> again, you are looking at live pictures. even though they are not expecting as big a crowd there, we're still estimating about 800,000 people will be in the mall in washington, d.c. for this public inauguration of president obama in washington, d.c. >>> we just wanted to bring you all of that excitement live. we are minutes away from the festivities. >> all right. there's this island -- and it's got super-cute kangaroos. barrow island has got rare kangaroos. ♪ chevron has been developing energy here for decades. we need to protect their environment. we have a strict quarantine system to protect the integrity of the environment. forty years on, it's still a class-a nature reserve. it's our job to look after them. ...it's my job to look after it. ♪ >>> we're just moments away from national coverage of president obama's inauguration some. we're looking at live pictures. that's his vehicl
the president will place his hands on bibles tharpe once used by abraham lincoln and dr. martin luther king jr. en august gal activities kicked off with a bang. kids had an inaugural beautiful their own with performances by usher, members of the cast of glee and katie perry. yesterday was also a national day of service. the obama's joined americans across the country in control tier. >> everybody here, adults to children, understand the importance of giving back. >> final preparations are underway for the big public oath, the parade and the two inaugural balls. >> with something of this size and magnitude you want to make sure everything is as perfect as we can possibly make it. >> at his first inauguration nearly 2 million showed up. speak they expect a smaller crowd this time. he starts his second term with a 55% approval rating, his highest since 2009, but he faces enormous challenges. 54% of the country say the country is headed seriously on the wrong track. fortunately for the huge crowd coming out here tomorrow the temperature is expected in the high 30s. a heckuva lot warmer than during
with his hand on two bibles. one used by lincoln at his first inauguration and one used by dr. martin luther king, jr. >> preserve, protect and defend, the constitution of the united states. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> john roberts administered the holt and president obama and daughters stood by his side. >> for we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do well and a growing number barely make it. >> the weather was chilly but michelle obama and president obama took time to walk some of the parade walk. >> and the ball is underway right now in washington, d.c. a live look at president obama and michelle obama having this dance. the festivities under way in the nation's capital. let's take a listen. [ music playing ] >> al green toon there. >> there are only two balls this year. the president and the first lady enjoying the dance. >> tens of thousands of people filled the national mall today to get a look at the inauguration ceremony. ktvu's ken pritchett is live in the nation's capital where he spoke with people who were thrilled to be a
weekend started with a day of service to honor dr. martin luther king jr. president and mrs. obama rolled up their sleeves today with 500 volunteers at an elementary school in northeast. vice president joe biden and his wife jill prepared care packages at the national guard armory for u.s. troops and first responders. on the national mall, a day of service summit just wrapped up a f few minutes ago. >> jim, darkness is set unwilling here now on the national mall. but today volunteers in the big white tent behind me were lighting up the place. thousands of people poured through the national day of service tent headquarters already to volunteer like jennifer artist and her two sons of little river, maryland. >> it's important to have my children with me because they get to see the importance of serving others. and we're also celebrating martin luther king's day and this is something that he would want us to do as well. >> how about 100 public and private, local and national groups of all types offered volunteer encouragement. what is best buddies? >> best buddies creates opportunities for f
honor dr. martin luther king jr., whose holiday is on monday. >> then tomorrow president obama and vice president biden are officially sworn in for their second terms. the inaugural ceremonies, the public ceremonies, will take place monday and will include performances by beyonce, james taylor, and kelly clarkson. >> it's going to be a show. and crews are still putting together the preparations for monday's inauguration. we have team coverage starting with tom sherwood who's at the national mall. tom, we don't get to see you on many saturdays. this must be something special. >> reporter: no, i usually have something else to do on saturday, but this is pretty cool down here. this is the largest tent behind me over here ever erected on the national mall. it's for the national day of service. about 100 different organizations are represented here today. they range from local to national and community groups. also here are military and veterans groups, economic development, education, health care, you name it. it's all part of the national day of service for the obama inaugural. something i
. reference to dr. martin luther king. one could suspect the president will make an even longer reference tomorrow. >> i would think so. tomorrow is particularly historic, in civil rights history. 50 years ago that dr. king made his "i have a dream" speech on the mall. 50 years ago, the assassination of john f. kennedy. the assassination of medgar evers. the horrific birmingham church bombing was 50 years ago. the president will be surrounded, symbolically and historic plea, by a lot of civil rights milestones. i believe the widow of medgar evers will give the invocation. the president will take the oath with one hand on the bible belonging to martin luther king. yes, i think this will be a moment where he will definitely refer to the civil rights milestones that got him to this moment. >> the other bible will be abraham lincoln's. >> i just noticed in that clip with bill clinton, the camera cuts to dexter king, his youngest son, i wonder how it must have felt to be there. i imagine he will be there tomorrow as well. >> has the promise that dr. king talked about 50 years ago been fulfille
on the life of dr. martin luther king junior. the parade will start at martin luther king boulevard in utah street. a group of baltimore county teenagers took center stage in celebration to honor doctor king to recognize the type of character dr. king often spoke of. >> coming up you can look like a hollywood star not spend a fortune. the golden globe looks for a lot less. >> we are in the kitchen spicing up game day party with a warm bowl of chilly. >> nice here this morning. the sun is up. we go north pick up clouds and there are two weather disturbances one over new england producing snow showers. a lot of that is moving offshore and letting up. there's a new one moving in from the west now in lick mash coming out of wisconsin. these are the little clippers that come out of canada. there's cool air north of these things. right now we are in the sweet spot. in good shape. blue sky beautiful. 36 degrees at the airport. humidity at 59 percent. so excuse me. a nice dry atmosphere. 30-33. southwest breeze at 8 to 16. southwest wind is making all of the difference today. even this morning temp
and also, of the bay is recognizing and honoring the late dr. martin luther king jr.. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. >> dr. marcham of 13, americans across the bay are honoring the civil rights leader played a significant role in advancing american rights, human rights for nonviolence in civil disobedience. until his assassination in 1968. thousands of people, the tributes started with a train ride. this was the annual fee o freedom train. he played a significant roleamerican rights through non-violence, and civil disobedience in the
's bible was the traveling bible of the rev. dr. martin luther king, jr. >> so help you god? me god. congratulations, mr. president. >> brown: this was the fourth time the chief justice and presidenhaddone this together. in 2009 they had to re-do the oath at the white house after roberts stumbled over some of the words in the public ceremony and president obama was officially sworn in for his second term yesterday in a private ceremony at the white house to meet the constitutional requirement that the oath be taken on january 20. today the president began his second inaugural address with a nod to the country's founding doctrines. >> each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our constitution. we affirm the promise of our democracy. we recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the origins of our names. what makes us exceptional, what makes us american is our allegiance to an idea articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago: we hold these truths to be self-e
, and his criticism has to do with the president's swearing in on dr. martin luther king's bible and fascinating things going on dc. >> jennifer: it's an amazing day. and you and i will be talking about this further a little bit later on. so thanks, cenk, appreciate it. >> thank you. >> jennifer: you bet. today was certainly a day that progressives of every stripe cenk will not forget. and the uniqueness of the moment was not lost on the president who actually paused as he left the stage. take a look at this. ♪ >> jennifer: a brief moment the president seemed to be just taking it before getting back to the hard work at hand. joining me now is somebody who knows a lot about hard work dean obediallah is a critical comedian. and he is going to be performing in dubai this weekend? >> this saturday -- today here in new york saturday in dubai. >> jennifer: and yesterday two events at the inauguration. >> three events. one at a ball where a lot of military veterans were, and then two other events and jim messina was getting on. >> joy: dude you are milking it. >> i k
the president's hand on two bibles, president lincoln's and dr. martin luther king's. this time it was the president who seemed to swallow the words. >> the office of president of the united state -- >> and will, to the best of my ability. >> reporter: and then the president's address, with the theme of moving forward together. >> my fellow americans we are made for this moment. and we will see this as long as we see this, together. together. together. >> reporter: the first president ever to include in his inaugural and talking about the struggle for civil rights. >> for if we are truly created equal, the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. >> reporter: as the president made his exit, a pause turning around to take in his final inaugural moment one more time. a microphone picking up what he said. >> reporter: they look like so many american families do when they take in a parade. and we learned the family of the late dr. martin luther king asked the president and the chief justice sign the king family bible after the swearing in. and they did. david muir, abc n
's inauguration. we'll tell, but that. >> brian: we're celebrating the legacy of dr. martin luther king, jr., his niece is here live with how he might have solved the problem in america today. ♪ [ male announcer ] don't just reject convention. drown it out. introducing e all-new 2013 lexus ls f sport. an entirely new pursuit. introducing e all-new 2013 lexus ls f sport. i've got two tickets to paradise!l set? pack your bags, we'll leave tonight. uhh, it's next month, actually... eddie continues singing: to tickets to... paradiiiiiise! no four. remember? whoooa whooaa whooo! you know ronny, folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. and how happy are they jimmy? happier than eddie money running a travel agency. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. there's the sign to the bullpen. here he comes. you wouldn't want your doctor doing your job, the pitch! whoa! so why are you doing his? only yr doctor can determine if your persistent heartburn is actually something more serious like acid reflux disease. over time, stomach acid can
his hands on bibles once used by abraham lincoln and dr. martin luther king. >> i do swear. >> jobessen was sworn in this morning. inaugural festivities kicked off yesterday with a bang. kids had an inaugural ball of their own with performances by usher, members of the cast of glee and katie perry. yesterday was also a national day of service. the obamas joined americans across the country in volunteering. >> final preparation are underway for the big public oath, the parade and the two inaugural balls. >> we want to make sure everything is as perfect as we can make it. >> at his first inauguration nearly 2 million people showed up. while they expect a smaller crowd this time, expect the pump to be every bit as big. president obama starts his second term with a 55% approval rating, his highest since 2009. but many say the country is headed seriously on the wrong track. fortunately for the huge crowd coming out here tomorrow the temperature is expected in the high 30s. that is a lot warmer than mr. obama's first inaugural. reporting live, abc7 news. >> thank you very much. c
, once used by the late dr. martin luther king, flown from atlanta to d.c., hand delivered for tomorrow's ceremony. just how significant are the bibles used during inauguration ceremonies? and a story that weighs in. >>> plus, predicting that the president's second-term poll slice fail. you won't believe the number of folks who say that. we are talking the left and the right. next. so...how'd it go? well, dad, i spent my childhood living with monks learning the art of dealmaking. you've mastered monkey-style kung fu? no. priceline is different now. you don't even have to bid. master hahn taught you all that? oh, and he says to say (translated from cantonese) "you still owe him five bucks." your accent needs a little work. see lioutdoors, or in.ight. transitions® lenses automatically filter just the right amount of light. so you see everything the way it's meant to be seen. maybe even a little better. visit your eyecare professional today to ask about our newest lenses, transitions vantage and transitions xtractive lenses. experience life well lit. ask which transitions adaptive lens is
as a historian to the life and legacy of dr. martin luther king jr.. what prompted you to write the book this way? >> guest: well, i wanted to write about the martin luther king anniversary and 50 years of my life that came to light and his legacy and life coincides with my coming-of-age. so part of it was to move those two tasks. i felt my life have been connected to the king legacy and yet i felt that there was something about my life that needed to be told in order to understand how king impacted me. and how i got involved in this journey of editing kinks papers. >> host: it's an excellent read and you and i are of the same generation and i too was coming-of-age in the 60s. and the book i must say was bittersweet for me because i guess week because they knew dr. came. he was my mentor and i knew in the last two years of my life in bitter because of the way he was taken from us because of racial hatred in this country and i guess we can start at the beginning he caused at the beginning of your book you are run the mall with dr. came and ere the end of your book you are on the mall again 50 year
your life and cover new insights as a historian from the life and legacy of dr. martin luther king, jr.. what prompted you? >> guest: it is the 50th anniversary and it is 50 years of mine life of the king legacy and to my coming of age. part of it was to do the to tasks. that my life had been connected to the keying legacy -- king legacy and how king impacted me and i was involved with this amazing journey of editing king's papers. >> host: it is an excellent reid and we are of the same generation and i was also coming of age. it was bittersweet because i knew dr. king he was my mentor. but bitter because the way he was taken from us because of racial hatred. we can start at the beginning the kids you're on the mall with dr. king and at the end you were there again with 50 years later with the monument you help to design. >> guest: and coming back for important occasions. i only lived in washington a short time but the mall had a great symbolic meaning and sentimental. >> host: it is a beautiful city. 19 years ago, the march on washington where he gave the speech i have a dream. how di
your life, and you also cover new insights as a historian to the life and legacy of dr. martin luther king, jr.. what prompted you to write the book this way? >> guest: well, i wanted to write something for the anniversary and this is 50 years of my life and king's legacy and my life coincides with my coming of age, so part of it was to do those two tasks. i felt that my life had been connected to the king legacy, and i felt there was something about my life that needed to be told to understand how king impacted me and how i got involved in this amazing journey of editing team newspapers. >> host: its an excellent reading and you and buy your of the same generation, and why too was coming of age in the 60's. the book i might say was bittersweet to me because i knew dr. king, i knew him the last two years of his life and i am bitter because of the way that he was taken from us because of hatred in this country. i guess we can start at the beginning because the beginning of the but you were on the mall with dr. king and near the end you are near the mall again 50 years later with a monu
the legacy of dr. king. i think martin luther king would agree with me if he were alive today. >> stephen: yes, dr. king would be pro-gun just as surely as jesus would be pro-nail. [ laughter ] because like mr. ward, dr. king understood that the root of all oppression is lack of firepower. [ laughter ] >> if african-americans had been given the right to keep and bear arms from day one of the country's founding, perhaps slavery might not have been a chapter in our history. [ laughter ] >> stephen: yes! if only america's founders had turned to the people they owned and chained into servitude and said, "here's your gun. use it responsibly." [ laughter ] i guess all larry ward is saying is that america would be a better place if george washington and thomas jefferson had been shot by their slaves. [ laughter ] because he's a reasonable man -- of course, not as reasonable as this debate's sanest voice the motor city madman, ted tugent! who, it turns out, is crazy for tolerance. telling worldnet daily, "there will come a time when the gun owners of america -- will be the rosa parks and we will
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